verb pre·des·tine \(ˌ)prē-ˈdes-tən\

Definition of PREDESTINE

transitive verb
:  to destine, decree, determine, appoint, or settle beforehand; especially :  predestinate 1

Examples of PREDESTINE

  1. <our victory in the tournament was seemingly predestined>


Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French predestiner, from Latin praedestinare, from prae- + destinare to determine — more at destine
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with PREDESTINE


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